Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded in 'Targeted' Shooting

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One officer was shot in the arm and hip, and the other was hit in the back, Johnson said.

One of the two Chicago police officers shot near the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on May 2 is from Beverly.

Police say a Pennsylvania woman fractured her infant's skull and tried to blame the injuries on her 6-year-old son.

Newly elected Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham issued a statement Wednesday morning decrying the "latest unprovoked attack on police officers doing nothing more than carrying out their sworn duties".

Both officers are expected to recover.

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The officers returned fire, police said. One to two vehicles pulled up next to the officers and "started firing indiscriminately" at them, Johnson said.

Johnson, speaking during a news conference about two hours after the shooting, said there was an "extensive manhunt" underway.

"It's just another example of how unsafe this job is", Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said outside Stroger.

"Listen, if they will fire at police officers like that, they have no thought process in terms of firing at other citizens of this great city", Johnson added. In the aftermath of the shootings, upwards to 100 officers saturated the area searching for suspects and weapons.

Chicago police are tight-lipped about their progress in finding suspects who fired on two officers Tuesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, seriously injuring them.

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"We have a few people, as a matter of fact, a few persons of interest that we are talking to right now so we will see where that leads us and make no mistake about it we are going to catch them", Supt.

The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. local time near 43rd and Ashland. Two cars pulled up alongside them and people starting shooting at the officers.

"If we're to succeed in our goal of improving the morale and the efficiency of the department, and the tenor of police-community relations, this mindset needs to change", Burke said. "The Dunkin" Donuts lady was like "What the (expletive) are they shooting for?' My mind was like: 'Holy s--!"

The two officers had been following up on an earlier investigation, police said. He described their conditions as serious.

Minutes later, a procession of police vehicles raced north.

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The shooting unfolded in the crime-ridden Back of the Yards neighborhood.

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